None of the Egyptian Treasures colors that she sent me are shades I would typically wear, so I thought it was especially fun to work outside of the color box I tend to put myself in.
Pharaoh is described as "an 'old gold', aged metalllic gold with an aged bronze/green patina." I actually found it to be much more yellow-green than bronze-green. It's definitely a brighter and yellowier (is that a word?) shade of gold than I've ever tried.
Scarab is described as "bold metallic olive with a chartreuse undertone - Wow". I think that one is dead-on. It's exactly what I was expecting based on the website photo and description. It's a really beautiful shade of olive.
Miw is described as "...pure metallic, meow green with a metallic gold undertone." On my skin, I don't get the metallic gold undertone -- it's a chartreuse-lime. It's a stunning color, and very, very "out of the box" for me.
I always thought greens made my yellow-toned skin look sallow, so the only time I ever wear green is on St. Patty's Day, and then, I wear very basic kelly green only as an accent color in clothing/makeup. I also always thought that blue-eyed people shouldn't wear green eyeshadow, but should stick with browns, coppers, purples, etc. to make their blue eyes look bluer. I am amazed, however, at how blue my eyes look in some of these photos. It appears my blue eyes like these shades of green!
Here's what I did with those three colors:
It's late at night, and I was just playing around with my new eyeshadows and not getting ready for the day, so I didn't cover the dark circles under my eyes, or do much else with my skin besides a tiny bit of blush and lip balm.
Here's how I created this EOTD:
Everything else I'm wearing:
- Nars Orgasm blush
If I re-create this EOTD, I'll probably replace the Archetype Morningstar with a highlight color that has more gold in it. I don't really like how the Morningstar looks with the other colors. The other colors are beautiful though, I think.